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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Protecting girls from early marriage
Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and future prospects. Girls who marry are less likely to finish school and are at higher risk of domestic violence, abuse and health issues. For 16 days of activism against gender-based violence we call for an end to child marriage.
Rights Watch | 22 November 2022
Court issues death penalty for man who killed wife infront of their children Islamabad Court sentenced a man named Nasir Hussain who slit his wife's...
Rights Watch | 21st July 2022
Two sisters of former Special Assistant to the Sindh Government, Ismail Dahiri, told reporters on Wednesday that their brother was planning to kill them in order to gain possession of their share of inherited property.
Rights Watch | 18th July 2022
A-Division police on Sunday arrested a motorcyclist who made sexually explicit gestures at a woman traveling via rickshaw after the victim uploaded a video of the incident to social media.
‘Ending early marriages can improve women’s health’
At a seminar on women's reproductive rights at the Institute of Public Health, speakers stressed the need to end early child marriages to ensure healthy babies are born to healthy mothers.
Rights Watch | 9th June 2022
The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed Dua Zehra to choose whom she would like to go with, and ruled that the case did not warrant kidnapping charges. However, her father alleges she wanted to record another statement and return home.
Rights Watch | 3rd June 2022
Lawyers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held a province-wide strike on the call to condemn the arrest of a senior colleague in the Dua Zehra case.
Another missing underage girl turns up married
Another missing minor girl turned up "married" to her abductor in Mansehra, with her nikahnama recording her age as 18. However, unlike in Dua Zehra's case, the court ordered a medical examination to determine her real age.
Rights Watch | 26th October 2021
The Federal Shariat Court has declared the custom of swara un-Islamic, observing that it violates a number of basic rights of women and girls.
Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced conversion and marriage
A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.